what is electropositove?

Asked by masroor pasha | 24th Nov, 2010, 12:00: AM

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Electropositivity is a measure of an element's ability to donate electrons, and therefore form positive ions. It is opposed to electronegativity.
The alkali metals are most electropositive of all. This is because they have a single electron in their outer shell and, as this is relatively far from the nucleus of the atom, it is easily lost; in other words, these metals have low ionization energies
 
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Answered by  | 24th Nov, 2010, 02:58: PM

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